Rug and home are terms we often associate together because of their mutual implication of warmth and comfort. An area rug undoubtedly has been a staple item in man's home since the beginning of civilization. A home area rug would have originally made from primitively woven reeds. Knotted area rugs evolved of wool, silk and royal households could even contain an area rug knotted with gold and silver threads. Over the centuries weaving techniques developed as well as spinning, dying and other skills required in the making of a more sophisticated area rug. Over the centuries area rug making evolved, and area rugs became transformed into artistic expressions. An area rug today can be made in many ways, of varied materials for different uses and budgets. For a thorough description of the many technical aspects of rug making, see our “Area Rug Glossary”. Browse our collections to find a contemporary fashionably styled area rug for your home. And don't forget to look at our “Area Rug Tips.” You may consider various factors in choosing an area rug for your home: durability, care requirements, cost, budget, thickness, texture, color and design. Each type of area rug has it's own budget parameters and unique qualities. And don't forget our collections of hides, skins and faux fur as area rugs as well.